Lankayan Island dive resort is small operation with 24 well appointed large cabins set back from the beach, nestled amongst green shrubbery. All cabins are constructed of natural timber, equipped with hot water showers, air conditioning and other amenities, and have attached balconies overlooking the white sandy beach and turquoise sea. Fresh filtered water ported from the mainland is supplied to all units.

Despite the remoteness we are proud to offer all the amenities of a tropical island resort. Visitors have a choice to stay in chalets twin or triple sharing basis. Made out of local wooden materials to blend into the natural surroundings, chalets rooms are attached with private balcony overlooking the white sandy beach and turquoise colored ocean. Lankayan chalets are well appointed and equipped with hot bath, coffee and tea making facilities, mini refrigerator and fresh water from mainland. Power is available with 220 V or 110 V. All chalets offer direct access to the beach which is in fact just at your front door step.

A beautiful large polygonal restaurant erected on the sea on the leeward side of the island serves the resort guests with a variety of local and western fare, including weekly barbeques. The restaurant is designed to offer the best open sea views and from its decks.

Meals are informally served at the central open building, which boasts an amazingly beautiful open-air wooden terrace surrounded by swaying casuarinas, the ideal spot for after dinner relaxation and chatting, all the while admiring the dozens of juvenile black tip sharks swimming leisurely a few feet beneath.


Lankayan, the jewel of the Sulu Sea, is one of the three islands within the Sugud Islands Marine Conversation Area, or SIMCA, a small expanse of sea measuring some 46,000 hectares...continue


It is when diving the reefs of Lankayan that brings out a full appreciation of the richness of the conversation area. On most dives, one can observe schools of different species...continue


The visitor to Lankayan can snorkel the fringe coral formations and the best time to do so would be when the tide...continue